Belfast Telegraph

David Tennant talks Marvel show

David Tennant has said landing a role in new Marvel TV series A.K.A. Jessica Jones is the fulfilment of a childhood dream.

The Broadchurch star will play the villainous Kilgrave in the show, which will air on streaming service Netflix later this year.

He told "I grew up on Marvel comics, so it's very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire.

"It's great. I love the movies, I love the TV shows, so I'm very pleased to be part of one."

David's character Kilgrave is also known as the Purple Man and - perhaps coincidentally - the star was wearing a purple tie as he spoke to

But the former Doctor Who teased: " I don't know what you are referring to," and asked about playing a villain he kept schtum, saying: "Who says it's a villain? Make no assumptions. I'm saying nothing."

He added: "I grew up an absolute devotee to the worlds of Marvel, so the fact that they've expanded now into TV and film is a fact that I fantasised about when I was younger. So now to be part of it, to be on the other side of it is a thrill."

David said he would be keeping details of his role secret, and he'd had a lot of practice with Broadchurch.

"I've found myself in another world which I can answer no questions about," he said. "I tell nobody nothing."


From Belfast Telegraph